January 5, 2010Has anyone else had the front struts to start leaking. I had my truck in for service before the 36,000 mile ran out I had about 200 miles left they said nothing about it leaking. Then after I got it back I took it to have the tires rotated at 36,400 and the service man told my that the struts were leaking. So I went back to the Chevy dealer and ask if they could do anything since I had just had it in. They told me that it was past the 36,000 mile and there was nothing they could do. So I am thing of replacing them with the Rancho quick lift struts. I was also going to leave the 2" leveling kit on. Do any of you have this setup?
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January 5, 2010Are you serious, your dealership wouldn`t help you being only 400 miles over warranty? They did/do have the ability to warranty the work with $100 deductible at a minimum.
Haven`t really heard of anyone having issues with them though. Most people are replacing with Bilstein adjustable struts. You can get 2" or a little more lift to level it out too with them. Not sure the Ranchos do that or not.
January 6, 2010Ive got the same problem with the fronts, but just got my bilstein kit in yesterday so im not even tryin the dealer. Besides when i took the truck in for the rear shocks under warranty because they were leaking, they wouldnt replace them because they said it was just a "seep" and that it was "normal"...
January 7, 2010Is this common to have the front struts leaking/going bad at 36k?
January 14, 2010I have the skyjacker leveling kit on my truck already. I want to keep it and add the rancho quick lift strut since my stock struts are leeking. Has anyone ran this setup or will it be to much lift on the front. Or should I go with the Bilstein adjustable struts.
January 14, 2010Are you asking if you can combine the both the spacer and adjustable strut? If thats what your implying, I don`t think thats a good idea. I believe you`ll have a problem with your suspension over extended and cause other suspension parts to fail. You`d need to lower your front diff, and lower control arms for that to work
Might as well put a 6" suspension lift on the truck if your trying to go that route.
Besides, your truck looks good now. If you raise the front anymore, you`ll have the cali lean going on. OR maybe you want that
January 20, 2010I do not have the money for a 6" lift. I want to keep my leveling kit on. I did find Belltech Lift & Lowering Struts for 2007-Up GM Trucks Ride Height: -2`` to +1`` at Jegs for $95.99 each. I had went to the the local Chevy dealer to see how much the struts where there they want $150 each.
07REDZ71 how is the bilstein kit can you put it to stock or is it just preset?
February 11, 2010I ordered me a set of
Bilstein Heavy Duty Struts and
Heavy Duty Shock Absorber today. Got them for less than 400 bucks. Will post pics and coment on them after I get them in.
February 11, 2010The pictures above are definitely shocks and not struts. A strut is used in place of a upper control arm and GMT 900 truck have both upper and lower control arms. We are talking trucks here not cars.
February 12, 2010The GMT 900 has front struts these are the replacement shock part of the strut.